Meet the adventurer: Garrett Fisher on chasing glaciers around the world

The American photographer and pilot is on a mission to capture as many glaciers as he can, leaning out of his single-engine plane with a camera, before they disappear. Here, he talks about working in the Alps and creating a record of images for future generations.

Top 10 ski villages in the Alps for families

We select the Alps’ best little ski villages with big mountain access, ideal for families who are ready to tackle the slopes.

A guide to hut-to-hut backcountry skiing in Europe

A centuries-old network of Alpine refuges is a favourite with skiers keen to overnight far from resort crowds.

Wondering where to take the family? Try winter adventures in the Austrian region of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis

The three Austrian villages of Serfaus, Fiss and Ladis in Tyrol have positioned themselves as family specialists among the Alpine regions.

Four of the best: affordable ski chalets

Heading to the Alps with a big group? Book the new breed of smart, serviced chalets and you'll be well catered for, with all the trimmings for a surprisingly small cost

Where to go for a family adventure

Deciding where to go for a family adventure can be very challenging but, oh so rewarding. Check out some of our favourite spots

World Record Set for Crossing the Length of the Alps

An international team of five mountaineers set a new record for crossing the main ridge of the Alps, journeying the thousand-plus miles in 36 days, from the foothills of eastern Austria to the Mediterranean coast at Nice, France. Called Der Lange Weg, German for "The Long Way," sponsor Red Bull describes the trek as the longest ski tour in the world. Over the course of the trip they accumulated over 55 miles of climbing. Moving forward an average of more than 10 hours per day, they pressed on for 16 hours on the longest day. The team set off with seven athletes, although two dropped out. Weather ranged from pleasant to terrible. At one point, they were stuck in a blizzard at 12,000 feet (4,000 metres). Demonstrating the rapid climatic shift from the French Alps to the Riviera the team wore their skis for a photo opportunity on the beach. (NOTE: An earlier version of this video put the original 1971 record at 44 days. The 1971 team actually finished in 41 days.)

Champion High Wire Performers Cross Between Frozen Waterfalls in the Alps

Watch these two high-wire performers more than 500 feet up, high up in the frozen Alps.  

Family travel: skiing in the Austrian Alps

With all the action on and off-piste, there's barely chance to draw breath on a visit to Fiss, a family-friendly resort in Austria's Alps.

Family travel: Snow, ski and Santa

Looking for an excuse to take the kids on the slopes this half-term? We’ve picked four great getaways, from a budget option in Les Deux Alpes to a bust-the-budget break in South Tyrol

Ask the experts: Ski resort for mixed abilities and ages

Need advice for your next trip? Are you after recommendations, tips and guidance? We've got the answers…

Top 8: Unique Alpine winter experiences

Here's our list of the best places this season to do more than downhill, from gourmet ski safaris and biathlon, to heliski, language courses, classical concerts and more…

The alternative Alps: It's not all downhill

Fresh ways to play in the white stuff. From kite skiing and cross-border touring to Telemarking, we bring you some of the best alternative Alpine adventures.

The best events in the Alps this winter

Hit the slopes for this season's best music, comedy and dance festivals

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